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The Story Of Harrison, Nigerian Man Who Managed To Survive Underwater For 3 Days After A ShipWrek

A Nigerian man managed to survive underwater for three days after his ship sank to the bottom of the atlantic ocean. If humans could somehow breathe underwater, our bodies would give in to the intense pressure or hypothermia would set in.

That’s exactly what should have happened to Harrison Odjegba Okene, in 2013 their ship sank in the atlantic but harrison survived underwater for almost three days before being rescued.

Harrison was among 12 crew members when the craft capsized 12 miles off the nigerian coast in may 2013, the ship turned over and sank to the bottom of the ocean and rested there.

Due to piracy rules in the region, all crew members were supposed to lock their doors from inside.

When the water came rushing in they could not get out but harrison however who was in the washroom at that moment, he managed to get out of the room but the water simply pushed him into another washroom where he held onto a sink to keep his head above the water as the boat drowned.

He managed to make a bed with a mattress & debris and sat on it in pitch, dark and ice-cold water. The first rescue team came the very next day, harrison banged on the wall to let them know but his cries want enough.

Throughout the days he was in the ocean, he had only a bottle of drink to survive on, the divers who found him two days later were not meant to be a rescue mission. They were there to go look for corpses but it was a miracle how he survived on the seafloor for that long given a lack of oxygen.

Somehow harrison had managed to survive for as long as he had, when he heard a second team of divers this time descending into the boat. He reached out to the one closest to him, the diver who found him initially thought it was the hands of a corpse but it wasn’t really what he thought.

That was how Harrison Okene was saved.

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